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Hosted by world renowned vocal coach John Henny, The Intelligent Vocalist delves into all things singing - from anatomy and vocal science, to performance, lessons, health, artist development and inside industry practices, Join John as he opens the door to the world of singing and gives insights gleaned from his many decades of teaching everyone from beginners to superstars, as well as training other leading voice teachers.
 
The Inner Singer Podcast is a show dedicated to you - the singer. If you’re looking for more confidence and joy in your singing, Mike Goodrich will provide actionable tools that you can begin to use IMMEDIATELY to shift your perception of your voice and quiet the negative self-talk. The Inner Singer Podcast is delivered once a week on Monday. Each episode will focus on developing and strengthening your conscious and unconscious beliefs, programing, patterns and habits into ones that support ...
 
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Tara delves into some basic definitions and terms that make up parts of the vocal tract and the sound. She breaks down each part to give singers more confidence in exploring their own voice and the physical parts of their body that make up their vocal tone. My vocal course is NOW OPEN! Click here for access: https://tarab.vipmembervault.com/product…
 
The world of the working musician is competitive, and the best singer does not always get the job. You need to be a top-level professional in both skills and attitude. James Eager is a veteran bass player in the UK music scene and the creator of ebassguitar.com, a leading music education site. In this episode, John and James discuss working with ot…
 
Tara interviews Valerie Gabail, an amazing classical French singer and teacher. Valerie shares her musical journey from child to adult, with giving us a glimpse into what it was like to have a vocal injury and how she moved through it into recovery and beyond. Valerie was influenced to love music as a child through her father, who brought so many s…
 
There comes a period in a singer's development where the mind becomes the challenge rather than the voice. Reaching the highest levels requires a mindset that is quite different from the beginning or intermediate singer. In the episode, John discusses what to work and focus on as you transition to advanced levels.…
 
Range is often the yardstick singers use to measure themselves and others. But range alone does not a singer make. In this episode, John is joined by voice Teacher Matt Ramsey to discuss developing vocal range, its place in the singer's skill set, and why it may not be as important as you think. EPISODE LINKS: Matt Ramsey Website…
 
Auto-tune has been used in music circles for over 20 years as an audio processor for the voice to help keep it in tune. The question for today’s show is: should it be used by singers in their studio recordings and in live recordings if they are professional singers?This question Tara addresses and gives some insight into finding the answer based on…
 
Singing higher is usually at the top of the goal list for singers but they are often unsure how to extend their range. Range has two primary elements, the physical and the acoustic, and both need to be balanced to create vocal freedom. In this episode, John gives his best tips and exercises to safely and consistently reach your upper register.…
 
If you are a voice teacher and have struggled with using Zoom for online lessons, then this platform is for YOU! Tara talks to the creator of Muzie, a newer platform that hosts online teaching with amazing sound, video and so many other teaching tools that make life easier for both the teacher and the student! Join her as she and Sam Reti (the foun…
 
If you struggle with finding time or motivation to practice voice, Tara has you covered in today’s episode. She brings you 6 ways to help you get motivated and stay motivated so you don’t just let your singing voice get out of shape. Practicing voice doesn’t have to be a negative or hard task! And… here is the link to grab your FREE vocal helps and…
 
In today’s episode, Tara delves into the topic of what happened to many people’s voices when they were not singing at concerts or in choirs or other gatherings this last year. Because much of singing was actually not allowed or cancelled during the pandemic, singer’s found themselves with voices a little bit different than they had known before. Ta…
 
As the joke goes, getting older is better than the alternative. But aging brings new challenges to the singing voice. Nancy Bos has co-authored a new book Singing Through Change (with Joanne Bozeman and Cate Frazier-Neely) that tackles this subject with a focus on the female voice. Nancy and John discuss the aging voice and issues such as range, fl…
 
In today’s episode, Tara gets to interview superstar backup singer Jana Anderson. Jana’s resume is incredibly full of experience, having toured with Fleetwood Mac, Don Henley, Sheena Easton, and so many more. She shares parts of her amazing journey and what it does take to be a backup singer. The Start of Jana’s singing: Jana remembered singing at …
 
Positive, focused energy is vital for good singing, but there is so much in our lives that saps this precious resource. Social media, stress, and negative thinking are just some of the ways we sabotage our energy resources. In this episode, John discusses how to revitalize and protect your focused energy so you can have positive practice sessions a…
 
In today’s episode, Tara dives into the world of studio singing. She talks about 8 helps that can make your experience as a singer be fun and productive, instead of having fear or feeling frustrated. Tara’s knowledge of the studio comes from much experience and she wants singers to enjoy this platform, whether it’s their first time or 25th time in …
 
Shannon Coates is not only a brilliant educator, she is also down-to-earth, funny, and delivers high-level concepts with easy-to-understand language. In this episode, John and Shannon discuss practical voice pedagogy and how knowledge can help singers flourish. SHOW LINKS: Shannon Coates' Website and Courses…
 
One of the significant challenges of singing is that it is sensation-based, especially vocal resonance. These sensations in the human voice can be tricky as they are not easy for everyone to feel and often don’t present themselves until you are singing correctly. In this episode, John gives simple exercises to increase awareness of your resonators,…
 
In today’s episode, Tara interviews professional songwriter/guitarist/producer Michael Elsner. Michael has been in the world of sync licensing for many years now and has had such placements for shows like American Idol, The Voice, and The Ellen DeGeneres show. Plus commercials like Audi, Verizon and a Super Bowl ad, as well as trailers like The Man…
 
The quality of our singing is directly related to the quality of our thoughts. Insecurity, doubt, or hesitation can quickly derail our vocal efforts. In this episode, John talks with celebrity voice teacher, Michael Goodrich about the science of the brain and getting the mind ready for singing. Show Links The Inner Singer…
 
Great lyricists use words not just for rhyme schemes or emotional context but for musical color. Finding the right shade and intensity level of a word will boost your singing to a new world of artistic expression. In this episode, John discusses how to break down a song to find the right vowel shades for balance, intensity, and the highest levels o…
 
In today’s episode, Tara focuses on why it’s good to work on a song until it’s ready for a performance, instead of just stopping when you are only halfway through the process. Listen to today’s episode for the reasons why this can become your practice! For those of you who would love to also have The Singing Straw, please go to my link here: http:/…
 
Teachers and singers often struggle to fix a vocal issue because the root cause has been misdiagnosed or missed completely. Making a proper assessment of your or a student's voice is an essential step in finding your way forward. In this episode, John talks with Chris Johnson of the Naked Vocalist podcast on his detailed assessment method and how y…
 
In today’s episode, Tara talks with singer/vocal coach Tiffany Van Boxtel all about training the voice and why it’s so helpful to have a plan. We also discuss the value of one-on-one trainings and letting them be a foundation for all that we build on vocally. Tiffany’s first love of music might be traced back to playing a monster game in elementary…
 
When it comes to your singing you already have a lot of habits. The question is: Are these habits moving you toward your singing dreams and goals or away from them? The first thing is to identify your singing vision and goals and then to honestly look at your habits to see if they're supporting your vision. If they are - great! If not, then this ep…
 
Almost every creative endeavor carries the question, "am I good enough? Do I have talent?" This feeling of not being good enough has caused many worthy voices to stumble and go quiet. In this episode, John discusses the role of talent in singing and why your fear of not being talented enough should never stop you from expressing yourself.…
 
Getting stuck in chest voice or the lower register is a common problem for developing singers. Much work is devoted to lightening this part of the voice to reduce yelling and strain on higher notes. But many singers develop a fear of their chest voice and avoid its full power for fear of overloading and straining their voice. In this episode, John …
 
Here are the exercises you can get for free to practice with: https://tarab.vipmembervault.com/products/courses/view/4 In today’s episode, Tara talks about one of the sicknesses singers dread the most: laryngitis. She talks about how we get it, what are the symptoms, and what we need to do to get better and in some cases, sing at at gig! What cause…
 
In today’s episode, Tara gets put in the hot seat as Lisa Gebhard asks her unusual questions about the voice and singing! Nothing is off limits here and we talk everything from animals vocal folds to how does your nose fit into your singing sound? You will definitely gain some knowledge this episode! Lisa Gebhard (Tara’s cousin and content creator …
 
We all have likes and dislikes; however, we need to keep our musical minds and options open. Every song is a form of art created by talented people who wish to express themselves in a unique way. In this episode, John discusses the importance of learning from a variety of music and singers and why criticism is a negative force best avoided.…
 
There is only so much we can read and study about a physical skill. At some point, you need to establish the sensations and balances in your nervous system and awareness. In this episode, John discusses the need to experience singing and performance at higher and higher skill levels and establish a path of continuous improvement.…
 
In today’s episode, Tara talks with music educator/performer/songwriter Carol Nicodemi all about children’s voices and what it was like to work with children in the school system for 25+ years. Carol shares from personal experience how she worked with children ages 5-11 years old. You will be inspired by her ideas and the ways that she got children…
 
In today’s episode, Tara tackles some of the reasons that people don’t sing or stop singing. There is often a basis for people not engaging in an activity that seems like anyone could do. Singing has been going for thousands of years, but many people in today’s world do not engage in this practice. Why is that? Join Tara for a discussion about the …
 
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